The UniWireless network

The University of Melbourne's wireless network for on-campus use is UniWireless.

Note: A University of Melbourne username and password are required to connect to the UniWireless network.

Having trouble connecting to UniWireless?

  • Recent changes to the UniWireless terms of use mean you may need to reconnect to the network.
  • Most issues with reconnecting to the network can be resolved by first clearing your device cache, forgetting the UniWireless network and then trying to reconnect. If you aren’t prompted to accept the terms of use after following these steps, try visiting a website you’ve never visited before.
  • If you’re unable to connect to the UniWireless network, try connecting to the Eduroam network.
  • Students can contact Stop 1 or Student IT for support. Staff can contact the Service Centre on 834 40888 or the Staff Services Portal.

Instructions by device

Follow the steps below to connect to UniWireless:

  • Windows 10
    1. Click the Wireless Network icon on the system tray.
    2. Click UniWireless.
    3. Enter your username and password then click Ok.
    4. Check connect automatically
    5. Click Connect.
  • Windows 8
    1. Navigate to the top-right corner of your screen to display the windows sidebar and click Settings.
    2. Click the Wireless Network icon.
    3. Click UniWireless.
    4. Enter your username and password then click Ok.
    5. Click Connect.
  • Windows 7

    Devices running Windows 7 may require additional configuration settings. Please use Cloudpath Express to configures your device with the required network settings.

  • iOS (iPhone and iPad)
    1. Tap Settings.
    2. Tap Wi-Fi.
    3. Tap UniWireless.
    4. Enter your username and password.
    5. Tap Join.
    6. Tap Accept/trust certificate to get connected.
  • MacOS
    1. Click on Wi-Fi icon on top right side on the menu bar and turn on the Wi-Fi.
    2. Click on UniWireless.
    3. Enter your username and password.
    4. Tap Join.
    5. Click Continue to verify the certificate and authenticate.
  • Android
    1. Navigate to Apps.
    2. Locate and tap Settings.
    3. Tap Wi-Fi.
    4. Tap UniWireless.
    5. Ensure that EAP method is set to PEAP.
    6. Set the Phase 2 authentication to MSCHAPV2.
    7. Select the right option below depending on your Android version and fields available
    8. For recent Android versions:
      • Select Use System Certificates from CA Certificate option
      • Select Do Not Verify from Online Certificate Status option
      • Enter under Domain option
    9. For older Android versions:
      • Select Do Not Validate Certificate
    10. Enter your username in the Identity field.
    11. Enter your password in the Password field.
    12. Tap Connect.
  • Windows Phone
    1. From the Home Screen swipe left.
    2. Navigate and tap Settings.
    3. Tap WiFi.
    4. If Wi-Fi is off, tap the on-off button to enable WiFi.
    5. Tap UniWireless.
    6. Enter your username in the Identity field.
    7. Enter your password in the Password field.
    8. Tap Done.
    9. Tap Yes.
  • Linux
    1. Click the Wireless Network icon at the top-right.
    2. Select Uniwireless.
    3. Enter the following settings:
      • Wi-Fi Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
      • Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
      • Tick ‘No CA certificate is required
      • PEAP Version: Automatic
      • Inner Authentication: MSCHAPv2
      • Username: username and password.
    4. Click Connect.


If you have questions or difficulty connecting to the wireless network please contact one of the following resources:

  • University of Melbourne Students can call 13 MELB or speak to a Student IT representative in the Baillieu, ERC, and Giblin Eunson Libraries.
  • University of Melbourne Staff can call the Service Centre on +61 3 8344 0888, or log a ticket on the Staff Services Portal.

Conditions of use

  • You will adhere to all University of Melbourne statutes, policies and guidelines including the University’s Provision and Acceptable Use of IT Policy.
  • You will not infringe copyright, including but not limited to downloading copyright material via peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing.
  • You will not apply an unreasonable burden on the network.
  • You will not allow any other person to use your account(s).
  • You will use up-to-date antivirus software and regularly apply updates to your operating system and applications.
  • The University is not liable for loss, damage or consequential loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from use of the wireless network and associated software.